Making binary usenet posts (short)

In this video I show the steps I followed to make a binary file post to Usenet of a bunch of recipe files on my Linux machine. I still haven’t found the easiest way to make an NZB file of the binary posts but this is the first step. – Make RAR file pieces. – Make PAR check files. – Upload all files to a newsgroup.

Is There Access To Usenet (Binary Newsgroup) In Thailand?

Question by cyberbillny: Is There Access To Usenet (Binary Newsgroup) In Thailand?
Hi guys,

I have some questions about Binary Newsgroup, hopefully someone here will be kind enough to share his knowledge.

I am moving to Bangkok (from USA) very soon and was wondering about Usenet or Newsgroup access in Thailand.

I am currently subscribed to Giganews, who claims that they provide service in Asia. However, I heard that Thailand actually blocks some websites and there seems to be only a few Binary Newsgroup about Thailand. This leads me to feel uncertain if Usenet/Newsgroup access is entirely blocked or simply not available.

Question 1: Is there access to Usenet/Newgroup in Thailand ? Anyone here use Usenet/Newgroup in Thailand ?

Question 2: If Usenet/Binary newsgroup is accessible, will I be able to access and download from all groups or some groups are not accessible?

Question 3: If Usenet/Newsgroup is not available in Thailand, does anyone know any alternative for Binary downloading?

Thank you very much.

Best answer:

Answer by Gerald J
I’m in Thailand and there’s no problem accessing the website. When web access is restricted, either the entire site is blocked or only webpages that are deemed offensive are blocked. From what I can tell about the website, I don’t think you’ll have a problem unless they offer articles or blogs offensive to the Monarchy, are politically sensitive or contain pornography. It’s also very easy to access web content that is blocked by using a proxy server which I used during the most recent Olympics as NBC’s live feeds were otherwise inaccessable here due to licensing and copyright infringements over here. Although there are some 50,000 websites that are blocked or partially blocked here, I never have a problem with blocked websites, but I never search for websites that contain negative articles about the Monarchy or pornography either.

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how to download binary files?

Question by Noel: how to download binary files?
I learned that you can get the max out of your internet speed if you find a way to download binary files. all i know is that you need some kind of usenet client like ‘Unison’, a search site and some kind of subscription. If someone could elaborate on this it would be really helpful.

Best answer:

Answer by Odwin Oddball
A binary file covers every file you could download other than a simple text file. This would include all programs, pictures, movies, anything that is not plain text.

Usenet is a collection of newsgroups, each group consisting of posts about a specific topic. Some of these groups deal with the sharing of files, from pictures and movies, to games and other applications.

Usenet however is slowly fading away. Many ISPs no longer provide direct access to it anymore, instead users must find third party newsgroup severs, which generally require a subscription.

Here’s an article about usenet, including some links to public servers.

However this part of your question “I learned that you can get the max out of your internet speed” is computer neophyte nonsense. You misunderstood what someone was telling you.

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How do I get binary files from usenet groups?

Question by Belen D: How do I get binary files from usenet groups?
I have tried outlook express and mozilla’s thunderbird and I have access to newsgroups, but whenever I try to get a file that has been parted in several entries, I only get a bunch of nonsensical text. I think it has to do with something that is called yENC.
Do you know how to get the files with these applications? Or do I need to get a new one? If so, which one have you tried and is good (and preferably free)?

Best answer:

Answer by phill281
yes i use binary newsgroups
but most isp newsgroups suck
most is free stuff but u need to pay for a real news service
if u contact me ill give u the rundown.

basicly, the files are broken into lots of text, then reassembled at your end. once setup, its only a matter of search, downlod the files in a batch. unzip and u have wat u want.

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How do you get usenet binary pictures for free?

Question by Chris Perkins: How do you get usenet binary pictures for free?
And what free software is available for viewing and/or editing the photos?

Best answer:

Answer by Tweeter & the MonkeyMan
Wow – oldschool

1st : Find a service provider that: — still carries / offers NNTP services, and still includes the alt.binaries.* group(s) you are interested in. There are still a few good NNTP providers, but I don’t know if you will easily find one for free. (more later)

2nd: almost any modern email client has a NNTP/ ( Newsgroup protocol) feature.
A lot like an email server, you ATTACH/ IDENTIFY the provider’s server (or more than one)
provide your username/ password
log into the server to download a list of Newsgroups carried.
Choose to subscribe to certain newsgroups, or manually re-browse each time you connect.
( Try Thunderbird, SeaMonkey, or programs that are pure newsreaders)

3rd: most of those binary pictures will be UUencoded, encoded with some other program, and may be split into several files.
– you need to get every file. More modern uploaders will include a manifest file and a couple of error-correction files, in case there is a small error – it can be dealt with.
– last time I checked UUencode is open-source, and included in many NewsReaders by default.
If you have every file – ( the folks who share will usually name the files 001/004, 002/004, 004/004 etc.)
then your program can UU-decode back to a jpeg or dj (or whatever image format) file.

Newsgroups are just as anonymous as the web (or not).
News providers tend to offer free services as ” just a taste”.
They may give you a short trial period, or only a few downloads.
Also, they tend to misplace or drop messages faster, so your chances of finding all parts of your image decrease.
A simple photo at 100dpi or something similar might be in one message.
A complex scan of a high-quality color photo might take 30-50 messages.

Any operating system (Windows, Unix, Linux, MacOS) includes basic image viewer software, and usually editing is freely available, too. ( Linux – Gimp, Windows – paint)

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Can I use Usenet binary newsgroups for free?

Question by foreverymanandreligion: Can I use Usenet binary newsgroups for free?
I’m with Karoo as my ISP, and I want to see what all the fuss is about these newsgroup things, but seeing as torrents are free, I’m a little confused as to why you have to pay these, so does anyone know how to use them for free?
Many thanks in advance.
The below information was very interesting but I’m no further from understanding how you download movies and music through this way of media distribution, I’m not interested in the discussion side of things I just want to try out downloading in a different way, without the need to upload, as that is the way you get caught.

Best answer:

Answer by Liars never lies
Usenet is free.

However it is not easy to find a free local news-server. A local newsgroup access means the usenet news-server is near your location. Using a local news-server allows faster and more efficient dissemination of news. If you don’t have/know a local server, you can use a public news-server such as gmane or Google Groups.

The news-server is usually accessed using a program that can handle NNTP protocol. Some news-server also provide email access to the newsgroup beside from the traditional NNTP access. Some other, like Google Groups, provide web access, alling Usenet to be accessible from the browser without a special program.

One thing to note: Usenet belongs to nobody.

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Binary Newsgroup Retention Growing to 90 Days at Giganews

Austin, TX (PRWEB) September 23, 2006

Giganews, Inc. announced today a storage increase for single and multi-part binary newsgroups. Over the next few weeks, retention in these newsgroups will start to grow to an unprecedented 90 days. Giganews’ current binary newsgroup retention of 70 days will increase day by day as the additional storage starts to fill with new articles.

Thanks to a significant increase in the storage capacity of Giganews’ US and European Usenet clusters Giganews will be able to keep pace with the ever increasing Usenet posting volume.

Typically it is a struggle for a newsgroup provider to simply upgrade storage often enough to keep pace with the growth of Usenet. Giganews has continued to lead by not only keeping pace with Usenet, but by constantly raising the bar for the Usenet industry in terms of retention, completion and reliability.

This announcement marks the fifth such storage upgrade at Giganews this year.

“Giganews is dedicated to providing a reliable service that goes above and beyond what users expect from a typical Usenet provider. Keeping up with increasing Usenet traffic is a challenge we face every day. Our strategy has always been to continue to lead the premium Usenet industry with proactive service upgrades such as our latest storage increase,” said Jonah Yokubaitis, Giganews CEO.

No configuration changes are necessary for Giganews customers to enjoy the increasing newsgroup retention levels. All binary newsgroups will continue to grow as Giganews’ storage is filled. The end result will be approximately 90 days of retention in the binary Usenet hierarchy.

Because Giganews does not expire articles in text newsgroups, retention of text newsgroups is currently over 1,150 days and grows day by day.

Customers of Giganews can check the retention level of any newsgroup by visiting

For more information on Giganews, please visit

Giganews is a trademark of Giganews, Inc. All other trademarks mentioned in this document are the property of their respective owners.


Newshosting Upgrades Binary Retention to 650 Days

Newshosting Upgrades Binary Retention to 650 Days
NEWSHOSTING.COM, the world’s leading provider of premium Usenet newsgroup service, today announced that it has upgraded retention across all of its 107,000+ newsgroups to 650 days. This upgrade comes at no added cost to Newshosting subscribers.
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Making binary usenet posts

In this video I show the steps I followed to make a binary file post to Usenet of a Songbird tar on my Linux machine. The video is kind of long and not descriptive, and I still haven’t found the easiest way to make an NZB file of the binary posts but this is the first step. – Make RAR file pieces. – Make PAR check files. – Upload all files to a newsgroup.